66-year-old Seabrook man convicted of operating illegal charter cruise business
Officials said a 66-year-old man has pleaded guilty to operating an illegal charter cruise business in Galveston. According to the United States Attorney’s Office, Gordon Johnson said that he operated the MV SPANISH PRINCESS without complying with an order from the highest-ranking U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) officer in the Houston-Galveston area.
Man previously convicted of DWI arrested, accused of driving children without car seats, open containers inside vehicle
A man who was convicted before for driving while intoxicated has been arrested again, this time for driving impaired while children were inside his vehicle, Constable Mark Herman’s Office said
11-year-old Florida girl arrested after prank-texting 911 to say her friend was kidnapped as part of a YouTube challenge
An 11-year-old Florida girl was arrested after falsely texting authorities that her friend was kidnapped by an armed man. She later confessed the prank was part of a YouTube challenge.
Rio Grande Valley school employee accused of making plans to meet minor in Houston caught in undercover operation
An athletic coach with the Lasara Independent School District has been arrested for trying to meet up with a Harris County Precinct 1 deputy posing as a teen in Houston, the department announced Thursday.
East Texas educator accused of promoting child porn arrested while attending teacher’s conference
Fabrizio Olague was arrested on July 17 following a two-month investigation. The constable’s office said Olague was discovered to be responsible for the transmission of explicit material involving minors.
Mother arrested after child, puppy found sleeping in vehicle without A/C for 3 hours in north Harris County
A woman was arrested and charged after her 4-year-old child and a puppy were found in a non-running vehicle in north Harris County Tuesday, Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman’s Office said.
Suspect arrested, charged in fatal shooting of man at apartment complex in Greater Third Ward, HPD says
A suspect has been arrested Tuesday and charged in the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man at an apartment complex in Third Ward over two weeks ago, officers with the Houston Police Department said.
$25K bond: Sugar Land Methodist Hospital employee charged for planting recording device in bathroom, police say
An employee at Sugar Land Methodist Hospital was arrested and has been charged after a recording device was found in a bathroom at the hospital last month, officers with the Sugar Land Police Department said.
Former school custodian in Montgomery County accused of sexually abusing 3 children for several years, court documents say
A former custodian at Magnolia West High School has been arrested and charged after he allegedly sexually abused three children over a period of nine years, according to court documents. The criminal actions being investigated are not connected to the school.
Bond set at $60K for robbery suspect arrested for allegedly pistol-whipping tire shop employee in N. Harris County: Court docs
Andrew Isaiah Garza, 20, is charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. He is accused of pistol-whipping one of the tire shop employees and throwing a woman, who also worked at the shop, to the ground during the robbery.
Man accused of stealing ambulance arrested after police chase in northwest Harris County, HPD says
A man is in custody after police said he stole a Houston Fire Department ambulance following his release from Memorial Hermann Hospital Wednesday night. Officers said the chase ended 25 miles away in northwest Harris County.
‘We believe there are more victims’: Katy jewelry store owner accused of stealing millions from customers, other jewelry dealers
Santiago Mora, owner of Alku Jewelers in Katy is accused of stealing millions of dollars from customers and other jewelry dealers.He was arrested in Miami on federal charges and is now awaiting extradition back to Texas.
Murder suspect arrested after leading Houston police on chase, striking several vehicles
HOUSTON – Investigators said a man with a violent history is in custody following a chase in Houston where he struck several vehicles on Tuesday. The constable’s office said Chambliss had removed an ankle monitor and was out on a PR bond for a murder charge in Hays County, which is southwest of Austin. After roughly two years behind bars, Hays County District Attorney Wes Mau said Chambliss requested his $250,000 bond be reduced. Court records show a judge granted a PR bond with GPS monitor in 2019 “under extreme protest” from the prosecutor. Investigators said Chambliss could face additional charges in Harris County for the chase, but those details have not been released yet.
Galveston police officer arrested, charged with assault causing bodily injury
The Galveston Sheriff’s Office said Captain Pedro Alcocer was involved in an off-duty disturbance regarding possible criminal conduct. GALVESTON, Texas – An investigation is underway after a Galveston police officer was charged with assault causing bodily injury family violence. According to the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office, Galveston police Capt. “Anytime you have to investigate another officer there are hurdles, challenges in play but we’re going to do what’s right,” said Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset. Alcocer was placed on administrative leave without pay while the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the cases.
Man arrested after threatening to shoot everyone at a Wingstop because his food wasn’t ready, constable deputies say
Precinct 4 constable deputies have arrested Tommye Nichols after they said he threatened to shoot everyone at a Wingstop Thursday. HOUSTON – Precinct 4 constable deputies have arrested a man after they said he threatened to shoot everyone at a Wingstop location on Thursday. Constable deputies said they responded to a weapon’s disturbance at the Wingstop located in the 2500 block of FM 1960 Road. Nichols became upset because his food was not ready and threatened to shoot everyone at the restaurant, constable deputies said. Constable deputies said he was charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.
‘Tiger King’ star Dillon Passage arrested in Texas
“Tiger King” star Dillon Passage, 25, was arrested for DWI in addition to an outstanding warrant for resisting arrest in Manor, Texas, Fox 7 Austin reports. Passage, who is the husband of Joe Exotic, was arrested and taken to the Travis County Jail on November 15, according to the report. Passage underwent a field sobriety test which results determined the driver was intoxicated, according to the report. Passage was arrested for DWI in addition to an outstanding warrant for resisting arrest. Fox 7 reports he is being held on a $3,000 bond.
Arrest made in shooting death of 20-year-old disabled woman in Cypress, deputies say
CYPRESS, Texas – Deputies said an arrest has been made in the shooting death of 20-year-old Sierra Rhodd, a woman killed in a shooting while sleeping. Authorities said the shooting was possibly intended to be in retaliation against the victim’s 15-yr-old brother due to an on-going feud with several individuals. Deputies learned that the victim’s 15-year old brother discharged a handgun at the suspects as they were fleeing. Deputies said they also learned Sierra, who has cerebral palsy, was in her bedroom in bed at the time of the shooting. According to investigators, neighbors reported seeing a dark-colored sedan and a red pickup truck fleeing the scene immediately after the shooting.